I love reading Sister Mary Martha's blog. She keeps the laughs coming with every entry. It doesn't hurt that I enjoy learning about religions; I have certainly increased my knowledge of Catholicism, thanks to the Sister.
Did you know Catholics are not required to believe private revelations such as Lourdes and Fatima? It's true! "Great news for the separated brethren who are so uncomfortable with Mary in the first place," she says.
I like the way Sister Mary Martha calls protestants "separated brethren". It makes me smile.
Here's a concept I've enjoyed learning about: Offering up our suffering.
Let me first state that, as one of the separated brethren (sistren?), purgatory isn't part of my belief system.
But the idea here seems to be that if you are miserable in some way, you need to offer your suffering to the heavens as a gift for someone who is in worse shape than you. Or, to the poor souls in purgatory.
This seems like a great way to get my mind off my own troubles and get me counting my blessings.
This pesky cough that's been robbing me of sleep? What if I offer it up to those who show up on my sidebar whose homes are being plagued by cancer (there are at least four).
Maybe it won't do them a bit of physical good, but at least I'll be sending good thoughts their way and getting my mind off myself. Sometimes that's all a person can do.
For a humorous entry on this concept, read about keeping score of your suffering.
I don't know how anyone could keep from liking Sister Mary Martha; she's a treasure.
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